Date
30 April 2017

Local

  • Jeff Andrews, a Hong Kong born Indian who is now a registered social worker, is seen in a back street alley near Chungking Mansions where he used to mingle with triad members in his years of running wild. Photo: HKEJ

    Chungking Mansions, asylum seekers and an Indian social worker

    - Apr 26, 2017 3:08pm
    Chungking Mansions is more likely to be viewed in an unflattering light by locals, thanks to the 17-storey tenement block’s seedy reputation of housing a motley mix of people and trades and all their absurdities, a...
  • Dozens of passers-by hold up their umbrellas to shelter an old woman hit by a truck on Tong Tsun Road in Tseung Kwan O on Tuesday. Photos: Google Map, Facebook/Ho Ming Chak

    Good Samaritans attend to old woman injured in TKO road mishap

    Apr 26, 2017 2:33pm
    A horrible street accident in Tseung Kwan O became a touching scene of caring and a demonstration of the kindness of strangers. An old woman was trying to cross Tong Tsun Road at around 4 p.m....
  • A Vietnamese man (inset) is led away for questioning after a raid by police in an anti-narcotics operation in Tai Po. Photo: tvb.com

    Vietnamese man, 51, arrested for growing cannabis in Tai Po

    Apr 26, 2017 2:12pm
    A 51-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested late Tuesday after he was found to have cultivated cannabis plants inside a village house in Kau Lung Hang in Tai Po area. According to news website HK01.com, the police’s...
  • CY Leung (inset) has reaffirmed his opposition to the reopening of Civic Square, shown here during the 2012 campaign against national education. Photos: HKEJ, CNSA

    Is Civic Square a place of shame for CY Leung?

    - Apr 26, 2017 12:33pm
    Outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is keeping a high profile in his final days as Hong Kong leader, and now he is once again voicing his opposition to the reopening of Civic Square for the remainder...
  • “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung (middle) is often called one of the founding fathers of filibusters. Photo: HKEJ

    Time for the pan-democrats to ditch filibusters

    - Apr 26, 2017 12:20pm
    Today Legco resumes the second reading of the appropriations bill and as expected it is time for the filibuster party again. Although the pan-democrats claimed they had exercised considerable restraint this time, they still tabled 742...
  • After examining security camera footage, police are searching for a man who is suspected to have stolen a briefcase from the car of Development Secretary Eric Ma (inset, top). Photos: tvb.com, YouTube, HKEJ

    Police look for man after theft from Eric Ma’s official car

    Apr 26, 2017 11:48am
    Police are looking for a male suspect following the theft of a briefcase from the car of Development Secretary Eric Ma Siu-cheung.  According to authorities, the official car being used by Ma was broken into late Tuesday...
  • A Hong Kong court will on May 10 pronounce sentencing on a store clerk who stole credit card information from customers and used it for online purchases. Photos: HKEJ, baidu.com

    Female shop clerk, 23, faces jail for credit card fraud

    Apr 26, 2017 10:06am
    A 23-year-old female store clerk in Kwun Tong is facing jail time after she admitted to nine counts of credit card fraud in a hearing at a local court on Tuesday. Pronouncing the verdict, the District...
  • Wang Zhenmin, the legal chief of the central government's liaison office, warns that the push for greater democracy ahead of economic development could lead to political instability. Photos: Bloomberg, HKEJ

    Why Beijing insists on stalling Hong Kong political reform

    - Apr 25, 2017 2:35pm
    As Hong Kong celebrates the 20th anniversary of its establishment as a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, central authorities are tightening their grip on the territory. Beijing is laying out a roadmap for...
  • The family of four live in a flat in Aberdeen, with both husband and wife jobless. The couple frequently quarrelled over their relationship, reports say. Photo: Google Map

    Couple arrested for child neglect

    Apr 25, 2017 2:25pm
    The parents of two young boys were arrested for child neglect on Monday after their grandmother found them home alone in Aberdeen. Police arrested the 26-year-old father surnamed Lai and his 20-year-old wife surnamed Lau, Headline Daily...
  • The restaurant in Mong Kok where a dispute over the bill (inset) led to a fight. Photos: Openrice.com, Facebook/Simon Wong

    Man and woman arrested for fighting over HK$2,200 dinner bill

    Apr 25, 2017 2:13pm
    A man and a woman were arrested at a Japanese barbecue restaurant in Mong Kok on Sunday night after the two fought when the woman refused to pay for her share of the bill, the Hong...
  • Hong Kong is set to add about 50 kilometers of new railways to its network in the next three years, boosting demand for professionals. Photo: MTR

    City’s expanding railways offer promising career prospects

    Apr 25, 2017 12:37pm
    Hong Kong’s growing railway network and the construction peak of several multibillion projects have boosted demand for railway professionals. Among others, the city is revving up construction of the 17-kilometer Shatin to Central Link and the...
  • The PLA has declared Por Lo Shan off-limits to hikers, warning that intruders could face prosecution. Photos: Facebook/Bryan Lau, 香港初級行山之友

    People ‘s Liberation Army closes down hiking site in Tuen Mun

    Apr 25, 2017 12:24pm
    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has barred hikers and other unauthorized people from entering Por Lo Shan, a hiking trail in Tuen Mun that is under its control, as it undertakes a clearing of illegal farms in the...
  • Police officers question witnesses at a 7-11 store on Boundary Street in Sham Shui Po on Monday. Photos: TVB, Baidu

    Third 7-11 store robbed by axe-wielding man in a week

    Apr 25, 2017 12:21pm
    Police are hunting for an axe-wielding man who robbed a 7-11 convenience store in Sham Shui Po early Tuesday morning, suspecting he is the same person who committed two other similar heists in the past week....
  • Lack of parking spaces and absence of continuous paved bike trail networks are hampering bike sharing initiatives in Hong Kong. Photo: Facebook

    Hong Kong needs to become cyclist-friendly

    - Apr 25, 2017 11:08am
    Public bicycle sharing is a feasible and environmentally sustainable idea which can promote regular workouts among our citizens while also helping reduce carbon emissions in our city. Unfortunately, GoBee.Bike, an app-based bike sharing system founded by...
  • An initial batch of 1,000 maids from Cambodia will arrive in September. Photos: Bloomberg, HKEJ

    Cambodian maids set to start working in HK from September

    Apr 25, 2017 10:09am
    To meet the high demand for foreign domestic helpers in the city, the Hong Kong government is set to open the market to Cambodia. Paying a visit to Hong Kong on Monday, Dr. Ith Samheng, Cambodia’s...
  • Donald Tsang emerges from a court after a hearing on his bail application. Hong Kong's former leader is seeking to overturn a verdict that found him guilty of misconduct while in office. Photo: HKEJ

    Donald Tsang gets bail pending appeal

    Apr 25, 2017 9:59am
    Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was granted bail by a court on Monday, allowing him to walk free after he was sentenced to jail two months ago for misconduct in office.  The High Court set...
  • The rapid rise in the number of domestic pets has led to a boom in the sectors that serve them.  Photo: China Daily

    In many homes, pets are replacing children

    - Apr 25, 2017 9:53am
    Taking a rest from serving customers in her restaurant, Leung Mei-ling opens her mobile phone. “Here is a photograph of Mother,” she says. “I visit her and have meals with her often. So do the people...
  • Hong Kong students rarely argue that opposing views should be banned from campus.Photo: HKEJ

    Freedom of speech and our political divide

    - Apr 25, 2017 9:42am
    In the past couple of years, we have heard a growing number of complaints and warnings that freedom of speech is under threat in universities in Hong Kong. However, similar charges are being made elsewhere, especially...
  • Heart disease survivors Wong and Ng, who got married late last year, are members of a patient organization seeking to encourage people to become organ donors. Photos: Baidu, nowTV

    Heart disease survivors find new love and life mission

    Apr 24, 2017 4:37pm
    A life-threatening disease has served as powerful bond between two individuals, and after getting married late last year, they have dedicated their lives to helping others suffering from the same affliction. Wong, 51, was a bus...
  • A foot massage parlor boss is battling for her life after she was attacked by one of her employees over a financial dispute. Photo: tvb.com

    Woman arrested after acid and knife attack on employer

    Apr 24, 2017 1:59pm
    A woman was arrested over the weekend following a knife and acid attack on a 46-year-old female who runs a foot massage parlor in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district. According to reports, the suspect, who...

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